Ah, I See Derrick Favors Is Our Early Lead For “Rookie To Make Matt Look Like A Tool”


When I factored Favors’ development, I wasn’t counting on Terrence Williams developing a chemistry with the big teddy bear. Williams’ game is raw, but it’s got such great daylight in between the cracks. Like this play. It’s not youth, it’s confidence. It’s not folly, it’s courage. Being willing to make that pass takes a certain type of player. Combine that with his athleticism and upside? Favors could feed off this kid’s energy to a ridiculous degree.

Farmar’s another one who really showed a lot in terms of working with the Nets’ bigs. Farmar worked with both Favors on his first bucket on a great drive and dish, and Brook Lopez. Lopez’ early first half pick and roll work was mostly Farmar, actually, and they killed it on that right wing.

Great start for the Nets.

AND YES, THAT MEANS BETTER THAN LAST YEAR WHICH COULD NOT HAVE BEEN WORSE.

Matt Moore

Matt Moore is a Senior NBA Blogger for CBSSports.com's Eye on Basketball blog, weekend editor of Pro Basketball Talk on NBCSports.com, and co-editor of Voice on the Floor. He lives in Kansas City due to an unbelievably complex set of circumstances and enjoys mid-90's pop rock, long walks on the beach and the novels of Tim Sandlin.